Will London Survive Brexit?

by Howard Davies Added 26.04.2017
LONDON – Brexit has set a hungry cat among the financial pigeons of the City of London. No one yet knows what kind of access to the European Union’s single financial market UK-based firms will have, and Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a...

Frexit: how a Le Pen victory could unleash a tsunami of economic volatility

by Panicos O. Demetriades Added 25.04.2017
With Marine Le Pen through to the second round of the French presidential elections, the prospect of Frexit, which is at the centre of her economic policies, is beginning to spook financial markets. While the possibility of Le Pen winning in the...

The Coming Technology Policy Debate

by Michael J. Boskin Added 24.04.2017
STANFORD – What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency-warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common?...

Macron and Le Pen to face off for French presidency – but she won't be pleased with first round result

by Paul Smith Added 24.04.2017
In the end, the polls were right. Emmanuel Macron will go into the second round of the French presidential election against Marine Le Pen. For a while it seemed as though a dead heat were on the cards but, in the end, Macron took first place,...

Why China is serious about becoming the global leader on climate change

by David Tyfield Added 15.04.2017
The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up? The world’s largest absolute emitter could certainly use US inaction as an excuse to backslide on its...

40% of California Grid Power from Solar, Sometimes Costs less than Nothing

by Juan Cole Added 15.04.2017
For the first time, on the day of March 23, 40% of Californian grid power between 11 am and 2 pm was generated by utility-scale solar plants. This proportion was a seasonal effect but not a fluke, and it certainly points to what will be routine...

Why states are pushing ahead with clean energy despite Trump's embrace of coal

by Bill Ritter, Jr. Added 15.04.2017
Alamosa Photovoltaic Plan, south-central Colorado. Energy.gov/Flickr On Tuesday, March 28, President Trump traveled to the Environmental Protection Agency to sign an executive order rolling back a number of climate-related regulations that have...

Trump the War President?

by Ian Buruma Added 12.04.2017
NEW YORK – Nothing seemed to be going right for Donald Trump during the first 11 weeks of his presidency. Federal courts blocked his attempts to ban citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. He failed to repeal former...

A Fiscal Reality Test for US Republicans

by Nouriel Roubini Added 11.04.2017
NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump’s first major legislative goal – to “repeal and replace” the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) – has already imploded, owing to Trump and congressional Republicans’ naiveté about the complexities of...

The Trump Divide

by James J. Zogby Added 11.04.2017
    Over the years, there have been many divides that have defined the American social, cultural, or political landscape. Some have been philosophical, regional, issue-based, racial, economic, gender or age-related. But none have been as deep or...

Crouching Donald, Paper Tiger

by Barry Eichengreen Added 10.04.2017
BERKELEY – Donald Trump’s comments about China during the US presidential campaign didn’t exactly bolster high hopes for Sino-American relations once he was elected. Trump denounced China for “taking our jobs,” and “[stealing] hundreds of...

Storm Clouds Over Korea

by Joschka Fischer Added 09.04.2017
BERLIN – Decades after the end of the Korean War and the partition of Korea, the conflict on the Korean Peninsula remains one of the most dangerous and intractable problems of our time. And today it is more dangerous – and seemingly intractable...

Delivering on Promises to the Middle Class

by Michael Spence and David Brady Added 08.04.2017
MILAN – US President Donald Trump owes his electoral victory largely to the older white middle- and working-class voters who have missed out on many of the benefits of the economic-growth patterns of the last three decades. Yet his...

The Battle Over Syria’s Future

by Alon Ben-Meir Added 01.04.2017
As we approach the sixth year of Syria’s civil war, the whole international community remains completely inept and has failed to join together in the search for a solution that could end the horrifying slaughter of thousands of innocent...

Why Past Performance is Fast Becoming Worth Ignoring

by Daniel Wagner Added 01.04.2017
How many times in the recent past have pollsters, stock pickers, and political prognosticators been wrong – even spectacularly wrong – in their predictions, having relied upon history and past performance to attempt to predict the future? The...

There is a jobs crisis brewing that the Trump administration should not ignore

by Jeff Greene and Vivek Wadhwa Added 01.04.2017
Everyone has heard the old anecdote about the frog in a pot of water. If the temperature is raised slowly, the frog won’t react, eventually allowing itself to get boiled. That’s where we’re heading as a country when it comes to technological...

America's evangelical Christian right isn't the political force it once was

by Benjamin Huskinson Added 01.04.2017
Anyone who has been reading about how evangelical Christians were “crucial” to Donald Trump’s victory in November 2016 would probably be forgiven for assuming that the US’s religious right still wields enormous clout, whether as a political bloc...

Trump - American vertigo. Global disaster.

by Bernard-Henri Lévy Added 30.03.2017
PARIS – Donald Trump’s presidency is presenting the world with countless problems. That the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating his campaign and that close associates (his son-in-law and close White House adviser Jared Kushner) will...

How rupture with mainland Europe caused Britain to falter for hundreds of years

by Stephen Church Added 29.03.2017
By triggering Article 50 to start Britain’s process of exiting the European Union, Theresa May will launch the country into the unknown. History provides examples of Britain leaving Europe – and sometimes Europe leaving Britain – that help give...

Serbian Presidential Election: Next Battle in War to Defend Democratic Values in Europe

by Robert Creamer Added 29.03.2017
  Throughout Europe, democratic values have been under assault. Generally these attacks have come from forces of the authoritarian, nationalist right – in Poland, Hungary, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, even Britain -- and...
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